The Profiles Module

On this page you can modify text shown in the profile chooser, and manage profiles. You can create or delete a profile and configure the profile order.

  • Introduction Texts allows you to modify and manage translation of texts used in the profile chooser.

  • Profile List allows you to configure the available profiles and their order.

Introduction Texts

Introduction texts contains translation tables for greetings and introduction texts. There is also a configuration option to enable or disable the use of introduction texts.

  • Greeting Text the text to show at the top of the profile chooser.

  • Introduction Text the text to show before presenting the list of profiles.

To add a new translation, fill in language code and the translated string. Click the Save button to save the new translation and add it to the translation table.

To delete a translation select the row using the checkbox in Delete column of the translation table. Click the Save button to carry out the actual deletion of selected rows.

Profile List

The Profile List module contains functionality to manage your profiles. You can change the default profile, create new or edit existing profiles, or change the order of profiles.

  • Default Profile allows you to specify the default profile to be selected in the profile chooser.

  • Active profiles allows you to modify active profiles and their order, or create new profiles. These are presented to the user in the same order as in the list. Note that other criteria must also be satisfied for a profile to be available to a user.

  • Inactive profiles allows you to modify inactive profiles. These are not presented to the user.

Create a new profile by clicking the Add new profile button. If you want to edit an existing profile, click the profile name in the table of available profiles.

When creating a new or editing an existing profile a pop-up is displayed. This pop-up is shared between both modes and each field details are described below.

  • Identification

    A unique string identifier for the profile which is used when referencing this profile.

  • Make profile available

    This will make the profile available to be selected and used. If disabled it will not be shown to the user in the profile chooser.

  • XDG session desktop

    The system desktop session configuration that this profile should be connected to.

  • Default name

    A name for the profile which is displayed in the profile chooser.

  • Take description from

    The description is shown in the profile chooser when a profile is selected. This field can be a static text which is defined in the input field Default description.

    • Test command: This will take and use the output of defined Test command as description for the profile.

    • Manually defined text below: This will use the text defined in the Default description field below.

  • Default description

    A text used as description for the profile. This is text is used if Take description from above is selected to use the manually defined text.

  • Icon path

    A filename of the icon to use in the profile chooser.

  • Screenshot path

    A filename of the screenshot to use in the profile chooser.

  • Command line

    This command is used to start up a session. In most cases this is something simple like xfce4-session, but in some cases there might also be arguments like gnome-session --session gnome-classic.

  • Test command

    This command is evaluated and if it returns true, the profile is shown to the user. If the command evaluates as false, the profile will not be shown in the list of available profiles for the user.

    ThinLinc includes the tool tl-memberof-group which may be used to test memebership of groups. You can use this tool as test command, such as /opt/thinlinc/bin/tl-memberof-group my_profile_access_group. This example will give members of group my_profile_access_group access to the profile.

    If you only want to give a specific user access to the profile you may specify test ${USER} = user.

When you have finished editing the fields, click Save button at the bottom of the pop-up to save your changes into the configuration file.

To delete a profile click the profile name in table of available profiles. Then click the checkbox at the bottom of the pop-up to verify your intention about deletion of the profile. Complete the deletion by clicking the Delete button.